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Paul M. “Tad” O’Connor III Quoted in Law360 Article: “How Courts May Handle Real Estate Force Majeure Suits”

Kasowitz Benson Torres partner Paul M. “Tad” O’Connor III is quoted in Law360 article, “How Courts May Handle Real Estate Force Majeure Suits,” concerning the expected flood of real estate litigation involving claims under force majeure clauses that the COVID-19 pandemic made performance of deals impossible or impracticable.

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Uri A. Itkin Quoted in Debtwire Article: “MBS Margin Calls Abate as Markets Stabilize; No Forbearance Offers in Sight”

Kasowitz Benson Torres partner Uri A. Itkin was quoted in the Debtwire article, “MBS Margin Calls Abate as Markets Stabilize; No Forbearance Offers in Sight,” which reported that after banks issued a wave of margin calls to mortgage REITS and other institutional investors in the wake of the initial market declines resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, they reduced the volume of margin calls they were issuing, but they did so due to market stabilization and not as an effort to accommodate customers through forbearance.

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Kasowitz Represents Investors in Defeating Motion to Dismiss Fraud and Contract Claims Against Syndicator of Merchant Cash Advance Business

Kasowitz Benson Torres has scored a key victory in a fraud and contract lawsuit on behalf of investors in a merchant cash advance syndication venture against the syndicator, Cardinal Equity, LLC, and its managing partner, Arty Bujan.

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Kelly A. Frawley and Emily S. Pollock Quoted in PureWow Article: “Co-Parenting during Lockdown: How to Handle Custody and Visitation When the World’s Gone Crazy”

Kasowitz Benson Torres matrimonial and family law partners Kelly A. Frawley and Emily S. Pollock are quoted in the PureWow article, “Co-Parenting during Lockdown: How to Handle Custody and Visitation When the World’s Gone Crazy,” concerning their recommendations to divorced parents for adjusting custody agreements to address co-parenting during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Stephen W. Tountas Named Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazer by The National Law Journal

The National Law Journal has named Kasowitz Benson Torres partner Stephen W. Tountas a Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazer in recognition of his pioneering work as a securities lawyer.

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Kasowitz Participates in Public Counsel’s 17th Annual 5K Fundraiser

Kasowitz Benson Torres has once again participated in “Run for Justice,” an annual 5K race in Los Angeles, California that raises funds for Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm.

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COVID-19: Employer Frequently Asked Questions

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP’s Employment Practices and Litigation Group has been fielding questions from numerous employers requiring strategic counseling and advice related to COVID-19 issues.

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Kasowitz Coaches High School Students in Mock Trial Competition

For the third year, Kasowitz attorneys coached a team of students from the Law Institute at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn in the New York City Mock Trial Tournament, part of the New York State Mock Trial Competition.